Dunbartonshire Solicitors We also give guidance on pre and prenuptial -cohabitation agreements.
Family law has developed tremendously lately and continues to evolve to fulfill the requirements families in Scotland. There’s really no such thing as a normal family: we recognise in tailoring our guidance and service to accommodate the circumstances each family finds itself in, this and every family is unique.
The dislocation of the family unit places everyone under tremendous stress and there is absolutely no replacement for an experienced family solicitor who is able to explain the issues and deal with them immediately, effectively and discretely.
The family law section of our website is meant as an introduction to our services and to the topic.
Legal Services We Offer in Clydebank
Wills & Will Writing
Civil Partners and spouses have certain statutory rights known as earlier rights where no Will has been made. Surviving children -which includes adopted kids but excludes stepchildren- are entitled to legal rights not or whether a Will is in place. It’s not the case as their entitlement is subject to an upper limit, that married couples receive the entire estate of their deceased spouse or civil partner. Scots Law now provides some help for unmarried couples where their partner dies without making a will, however, they don’t have an automatic right and any award is at the discretion of the courts within strict timescales.
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Power of Attorney
A Power of Attorney is a legal document whereby one person gives another person or individuals authority to take action or make decisions on their behalf in the event they get incapable of making decisions regarding their personal matters. Typically the lawyer is a relative, nevertheless, it can be anyone of the granter’s selecting, including trustworthy friend or a Solicitor. Powers of Attorney are regulated by legislation referred to as the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000.
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Estate and Planning
A lot of people believe that inheritance tax (IHT) is only of relevance to very wealthy individuals. This is not necessarily the case as more and more people own their house. Property costs are now growing and so, therefore, is the magnitude of an individual’s estate. Those with company interests can change dramatically over the years especially.
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Where the union has broken down in Scotland divorce is given. The irretrievable breakdown of a marriage can be established on the premise of the other party’s adultery or unreasonable behaviour, separation for one year with the permission of both partners, or separation for just two years with no permission of the other party.
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